At Sedation Dental Care at Raleigh Smile Center, all of our dentures are cosmetically designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth to help give you a confident and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Cosmetic dentures are a reliable way for you to replace any missing teeth and maintain your oral health. Dentures can improve your daily life by giving you back your confidence, and at Sedation Dental Care, we can provide cosmetic dentures with our sedation options for practical, comfortable treatment.
Dentures are often a common restoration option to replace missing teeth. Dentures are often made as fixed or removable modelas and can help restore single or multiple teeth based on the individual’s needs.
Fixed dentures, also known as snap-in dentures, are held in place with a screw and can only be removed with the help of a dentist. These dentures are more stable than conventional dentures and can help restore patient confidence with their natural appearance.
Traditional dentures are glued in with adhesives and are often made to be removable, meaning that they can easily be taken out of the mouth for cleaning and while sleeping.
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Dentures can enhance the smile’s appearance in cases where multiple missing teeth are present. Additionally, dentures can also improve chewing, speech, and digestion. Dentures may also help reduce the appearance of a sunken face or the severity of frown lines due to helping the patient regain missing tooth height.
The Cosmetic Dentures Process at Sedation Dental Care
Dentures are removable teeth made to replace missing teeth and gum tissue. Dentures can help preserve your facial structure and help you return to normal eating and speaking habits. Our team can provide full and partial dentures to enhance your smile and offer personalized dentures that function great and feel suitable to wear.
When visiting Sedation Dental Care, our team will review the entire process with you to help prepare you for your dentures. We will also offer you sedation options to help you relax as much as possible in our office.
- Dental Consultation: During your consultation with our team, we will provide a comprehensive examination, going over your goals for treatment, to see if you qualify for full or partial dentures.
- Sedation and Tooth Removal: Once qualified, we will provide sedation options for you if you need certain teeth removed. We will provide anesthesia and sedation to extract any teeth to prevent complications.
- Bite Impressions: Our digital intraoral scanners will allow us to take 3D images of your mouth’s bite and teeth. We will work with you to design and fabricate your new dentures during the impression process.
- Denture Fabrication: Once completely designed, our team will submit your dentures to our certified labs for fabrication. Traditional fabrications can take as little as a week to complete. During this time, we will schedule an appointment for your fitting once your dentures come in.
- Fitting and Adjustment: After receiving your dentures, our team will make minor adjustments to your new dentures. Once all corrections are made, we will send you home with your new dentures and provide you with aftercare instructions.
We will schedule follow-up appointments throughout the treatment process for any aftercare treatments, including suture removals, denture adjustments, and sore treatment, to help keep you comfortable and happy with your new treatment. If you experience any signs of discomfort, don’t hesitate to contact our practice. We are here to help you keep your smile for life.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for dentures?
You may be a candidate for dentures if you have multiple missing teeth or an entire mouthful of missing teeth. You may also be a candidate for dentures if you are in need of a tooth extraction(s) due to severe tooth decay or gum disease. To find out if dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with Sedation Dental Care at Raleigh Smile Center today.
What can I expect when getting dentures?
When getting dentures, you can expect to attend several appointments over the course of several weeks. This is because several “try on” appointments are needed to ensure the final product fits flawlessly. During the first appointment, a dental impression of your mouth will be taken and used to produce a denture prototype. The necessary adjustments will be made to ensure a comfortable fit before the final denture is fabricated.
Once your dentures have been placed, you can expect to undergo a transition period. In the first few days or weeks after you get dentures, it is normal to experience excess salivation, sore gums, and problems with eating and speaking. As your mouth adjusts, the excess salivation and soreness should fade, and it will become easier to eat and speak. During this time, it is important to remain patient and positive.
How do I care for my dentures?
Caring for your dentures means that you will need to remove them every night and store them in a glass of water or denture solution. This allows your gums to have a break and prevents you from damaging your dentures while you sleep. After removing your dentures, you will need to thoroughly clean them, as well as your gums to prevent gum disease. Your dentist will provide you with specific information on how to care for your dentures.
We Offer Full Mouth Reconstruction!
Our cosmetic dentures can be used as part of your full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstructions can be used to restore smiles with multiple worn, damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. After having a full mouth reconstruction, you can have the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
After Treatment for Cosmetic Dentures
Once your denture procedure is complete, our team will provide post-procedure instructions for caring for your new dentures. When caring for your dentures, some symptoms that may be expected include bleeding from tooth extraction, swelling, and potential bruising. While wearing your new dentures, we can provide mouth rinses, pain medications, denture gels, and other instructions to help you become more comfortable with your new smile.
At Sedation Dental Care, we focus on providing excellent oral care through gentle measures. We specialize in sedation dentistry options to make your dental care as comfortable as possible and give you a smile you can be proud to have. For more information, please schedule an appointment with our practice today to learn more about cosmetic dentures!